Two new nations were affiliated to the International Federation at its Annual Congress on 29 September 2006: Northern Ireland and Turks and Caicos. The IWF now counts a membership of 178 nations.
On the eve of the 2006 Qualification World Championships in Santo Domingo, the IWF Executive Board reconfirmed its relentless battle against doping in the sport it had started 30 years ago. In a close and detailed study of the doping controls carried out in 2006 since 1st January up to the Championships, the Board stated [...]
The 101st issue, i.e. Number 2006-2 of the IWF magazine World Weightlifting has just appeared, on the eve of the 2006 World Championships. It provides interesting reading material for fans and useful information for journalists, including statistics, previews, mid-year rankings, interviews with potential stars of the Championships.
Countries show strong interest in attending the 2006 World Championships in Santo Domingo. Four days before the deadline for Final Entries, nominations for over 630 athletes from 71 nations are registered at the IWF. The Championship, to be held between 30 September and 7 October 2006 in the Dominican Republic, is the first opportunity to win qualification places [...]
Former President of the European Federation, Honorary IWF Life Vice President and organiser of innumerable world and European championships, Janusz Przedpelski is a record-holder among National Federation Presidents: he has held this position in the Polish Weightlifting Federation for an unprecedented 47 years. He celebrates his 80th birthday on 9 September 2006. Warmest wishes of good [...]
It is with a deep sadness that we announce that Brig. Samir Hanna, General Secretary of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa passed away on 26th July from a heart attack. Twin brother of Gamil Hanna, Samir was born in 1935. A physiotherapist, he headed the Egyptian Armed Forces? physiotherapy departments from 1960 up to his [...]
Invitations to National Federation delegates for the IWF Annual Congress 2006 in Santo Domingo, 29 September, have been sent by mail and are now available on this website, alongside with the Official Timetable of all meetings and competitions. Delegates are requested to confirm their participation as well as submit their arrival-departure details to both the [...]
Representatives of 35 nations from all five continents left Izmir, Turkey, with pleasant memories and satisfaction, having completed the 9th edition of the World Cup for University and College Students. The Turks once again proved their excellence both as hosts and organisers, and as athletes. A work force headed by Dr. Hasan Akkus, President of [...]
Thirty countries are sending their athletes to the 9th World University Championships in Izmir, Turkey, starting tomorrow. Among the 46 female and 92 male competitors Olympic and world championships are to compete. Competitions will run Friday to Sunday in the new Halkapinar Sports Hall. Strong performances are expected from the host Turkish, the Thai and [...]
National Federations can send their nominations for Technical Officials (jury, referees, doctors, technical controllers) for selection to work at the 2006 Olympic Qualification World Championships in Santo Domingo, DOM. The Nomination Form can be downloaded here: Tech Off Nomination Form 2006 S Domingo.doc Deadline for nominations: 20 July 2006. As a reminder: the IWF Annual Congress [...]
The IOC Olympic Solidarity allocated its Olympic Scholarships for Athletes ?Beijing 2008? and as many as 43 weightlifters are among the awardees. The primary aim of the Olympic Scholarship is for the athlete to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games and it includes an important subvention on a monthly basis, providing for an effective and [...]